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Old 05-13-2016, 11:59 AM   #1
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Slackware 14.1 multilib and slackpkgplus greylist

Having installed alienbob's libxcb-1.9.1 in both x86_64 and compat32 form I now find that the official slackware64 repository is offering me to upgrade to the same version. Is this a case where a file should be put in the greylist of slackpkgplus? What is the way to do this?
Old 05-13-2016, 12:53 PM   #2
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Instead of using greylist, you can add alienbob:libxcb to the variable PKGS_PRIORITY in your /etc/slackpkg/slackpkgplus.conf as below :

PKGS_PRIORITY=(alienbob:libxcb multilib)
This explictly gives priority to the package libxcb from alienbob repository.

Old 05-13-2016, 01:04 PM   #3
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Depends on whether you need the functionality I enabled in my version of libxcb which is not present in the Slackware 14.1 version of that package.
Always check my ChangeLog.txt:
Thu Jul 17 00:44:09 UTC 2014
libxcb: Removed the package for Slackware-current. It is no longer needed to
  install this custom version of the Slackware package (part of X.Org),
  now that the official package has been built with the parameters
  "--enable-xinput --enable-xkb" as required by SDDM.
I assume that you are running Slackware64-14.1 or else slackpkg+ would not have offered to install this package from my repository. If you do not have SDDM installed, then you do not need my package and Slackware's own version is OK.
Old 05-13-2016, 01:40 PM   #4
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Eric, thanks for your clarification. Right now I'm not sure of the application requiring libxcb, it might have been SketchUP under WINE or KeePassX in multilib. I did want the compat32 version to be same as the x86_64 version, so installed both from your repository. So it wasn't so much a feature implementation as it was a desire to have same "version" control. With that consideration, is it best to list in the PKG_PRIORITY or in the greylist?


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